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A Quantitative Comparison of Efficiency between a Stone Axe and a Steel Axe

Stephen Saraydar and Izumi Shimada
American Antiquity
Vol. 36, No. 2 (Apr., 1971), pp. 216-217
DOI: 10.2307/278680
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/278680
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Abstract

A comparison of the efficiency of a stone axe and steel axe showed that the stone axe takes over six times as long and requires over five times as much energy to accomplish the same work as does the steel axe.

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